Canadian Sailors and Sugar
Canadian sailors are photographed with workers at a sugar processing facility, likely in the Caribbean, around 1930.
The sailors are posing with what appears to be raw brown sugar, while local workers toil in the background. Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ships and crews regularly undertook Caribbean exercises with Royal Navy ships, which helped the RCN improve its efficiency and also served as encouragement and reward for members of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. Such exercises would have been the first experience of travel abroad for some reservists, who sought to document their experiences in photographs like these.
CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum